Description: Solitary, rarely offsetting of
Stem: Hemispherical, 6-12 cm
in diameter, grass-green, bluish-green,
or somewhat grey-green, or rarely red-brown, as is common for the
tender-bodied Copiapoa humilis. The stem is
also harder than
that of the Copiapoa humilis.
The crown is somewhat depressed, with white woolly felt.
Root: Massive, thickened rootstock going well down into the ground,
with a long narrow neck.
campanulate, scented, about 30 mm long, growing from the center of the white wool at the
Seeds: 1,5 mm wide, black.
The identification of the true
'paposoensis' may concern a degree of uncertainty as to what
this plant is, and many plants found in cultivation are Copiapoa humilis